Source: Todd Holmberg, 785-532-6425, trholm@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Stephanie Murray, 785-532-2535, samurray@k-state.edu

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

Blue Collar Comedy: Bill Eengvall brings laughs to McCain Performance Series

MANHATTAN -- Bill Engvall, one of today's most popular and successful comedians, will perform two shows, at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in McCain Auditorium, for Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series.

Engvall, a platinum recording artist and Grammy nominee, is known for his ability to share the humor in everyday situations. Engvall has hosted "Lingo" on the Game Show Network, as well as starred in and produced his own self-titled sitcom on TBS that ran for three seasons.

He was also a member of the hugely popular "Blue Collar Comedy Tour," and reunited with his tour co-stars, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy, for a comedy special on CMT. Most recently, Engvall starred in the Hallmark Channel movie "Kiss at Pine Lake," and is currently working on an animated show for CMT's "Bounty Hunters."

Tickets to each of the shows range from $22.50-$85 with applicable taxes and fees. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain.